rMBP Bent?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by irock101, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. irock101 macrumors 6502

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    Hey,
    I always use a hardshell case on my rMBP and 99% of the time in clamshell mode on an external display.
    Recently tried to pack it for travel when I realized it was somehow bend. It's not really bend on one edge its somehow bent in the middle of the macbook. I can bounce it back and forth when typing on it, which is really annoying. It's a 2015 machine - is there anything I can do or do I write it off?
    Everything else seems to work fine except the occasional black screen. Maybe it's past it's shelf life?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If 99% of the time it is in clamshell, I wouldn't worry about it
    However, I would check to see if it is truly bent, or if it has a bloated battery
    An expanded battery can have the same effect, and will likely cause your trackpad to stop working eventually
     
  3. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502

    irock101

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    Thanks, It feels like the middle of the case towards the back where the lid is, is bent. I can whip the macbook up and down which is really annoying while typing.

    Do I face the risk of the battery catching fire?
     
  4. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    The battery won't catch fire, but if it's swelling (and it would be early for a 2015), it might leak and damage your MBP.
     
  5. vjobs, Apr 19, 2017
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    Just curious, could you post some pictures of your bent MacBook Pro?
     
  6. doitdada macrumors 6502a

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    I had a 2016 Pro 15" which wobbled. Got it replaced.
     
  7. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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    Don't listen to this.

    There is the risk of your battery catching fire. It's not hugely likely, but it's there. The MBPro uses Lithium Ion batteries and they do have that risk. That's why Samsung had so many problems last year.

    If there is swelling don't ignore it, get it replaced quickly. The risk is slight, but it's there.
     
  8. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Don't listen to this. The chance of it catching fire is minuscule compared to the risk of damage from swelling and leaking. This isn't an S7.
     
  9. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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    Hey look, Sanpete is going to personally guarantee that your battery cannot catch fire, because he knows stuff, and Apple uses "special" Li-Ion.
     
  10. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Hah, what I actually said is that the chance is minuscule compared to other risks. Which is true. (And of course the design of the battery does matter.)

    I think we agree that if the battery is swelling it should be replaced.
     
  11. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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    Right, and there IS a chance that it could catch fire. :) It's small, but it's there.

    I'm risk averse to that stuff. Swollen and it's gone. A friend of a friend was big into RC cars and had a Li-Po fire.
     
  12. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    S7 had no issues with the battery. The Note 7 did.
     

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